Chelsea star Ben Chilwell reveals he played cricket until he was 14 and admits he was 'maybe BETTER' at it than football

BEN CHILWELL revealed he played cricket up until 14 – and admitted he was 'maybe BETTER' at it than football.

The Chelsea left-back made revelation while hitting a few balls with England cricket legend Kevin Pietersen, courtesy of Three.

Pietersen, a Blues fan, asked Chilwell about his cricketing past, and was left shocked to learn of the defender's experience.

Chilwell, 25, said: "Probably started at six or seven. Played until I was 14.I think at the time I was potentially, maybe better at cricket."

Pietersen, 41, responded: "Oh my gosh. I've got a problem here today."

Chilwell played county cricket at school in Bedfordshire, so it was no surprise he had an answer for Pietersen's trademark spin bowling.

KP remarked: "Are you sure you're not playing often?" But Chilwell responded: "It's been a while."

The full-back signed for Chelsea in 2019 from Leicester, and has since scored seven goals for the club.

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His attacking ability impressed Pietersen so much, Chilwell was advised to push for a position further afield.

KP joked: "You might want to just leave left-back. Can you get out of left-back or not?"

Chilwell replied: "I'll go into the managers tomorrow and have a word with him."

One thing the England international is sure of, is that choosing football over cricket was the right call.

He said: "I think you've just showed me that I made the right decision not picking cricket."

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